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Amy Speckman Appointed Resort Manager and Director
of Operations for Sanibel Islandís Casa Ybel Resort

Sanibel, FL (February 25, 2008) Ė Sanibel Islandís Casa Ybel Resort has named Amy Speckman as Resort Manager and Director of Operations. 

Speckmanís previous positions have included managerial responsibilities at Boca Raton Resort and Club, and at Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa.

Speckman graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in Business Administration.

Her previous achievements include teaching at the Educational Institute in Boca Raton and winning Manager of the Year twice at Sanibel Harbour Resort and Spa.

She succeeds Froilan Ramirez, Jr., who was recently promoted to Casa Ybelís General Manager.

About Casa Ybel:

Casa Ybelís history began with the Reverend George Barnes whose boat ran aground off Sanibel Island in 1889. Grateful to have been stranded on such a lush place, he and his family claimed 480 acres on the Gulf of Mexico and built a home on Sanibel as well as Sanibelís first church. He also built a cottage for his two daughters, which, eventually evolved into a fashionable 30-room inn and one of Sanibelís earliest resorts known as ďThe SistersĒ. In 1890, when his daughter Georgia married, he built her a grand Victorian home on the waterfront and christened it ďThistle LodgeĒ.  It evolved into a favorite place where celebrities and statesman like Henry Ford and Thomas Edison escaped the outside world. 

In the 1920ís, the Sisterís Inn was renamed the Casa Ybel Hotel and it became a full service resort on Sanibel.
Today, Casa Ybel remains the perfect beachfront location at which to fulfill dreams of a tropical island retreat and the Thistle Lodge has transitioned into an award-winning restaurant offering spectacular food in the grandness of the turn of the century.


Katrina Salokar


Also See: Froilan Ramirez, Jr. Named General Manager at Casa Ybel Resort, Sanibel Island, Florida / February 2008


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